Commission on the Status of Women - New York, NY, USA - 4-15 Mar 2013

UN Headquarters, New York, NY, United States

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attend the session.

The Priority Theme of the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will be the eliminaton and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.

Other themes and business includes:

Review theme:The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS (agreed conclusions from the fifty-third session)

Emerging issue:Key gender equality issues to be reflected in the post-2015 development framework

Preview on the priority theme of 2014:Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls

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Preparation for the meeting has included the Expert Group Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, 17-20 Septermber 2012. Click here to read the final report and papers prepared for the Expert Group Meeting

Side eventsThe programme of side events or activities organized outside the formal programme of the session of the Commission provides an excellent opportunity for Member States, United Nations entities and NGOs to discuss themes of the Commission and other critical gender equality issues.Click her for more information on parallel events.

Click here for more information on NGO participation in the Commission on the Status of Women.